custard apple

custard apple

noun
1.
any of several trees of the genus Annona, as the cherimoya.
2.
any of several other trees, as the pawpaw, Asimina triloba, bearing fruit with soft, edible pulp.
3.
the fruit of any of these trees.

Origin:
1650–60

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custard apple
 
n
1.  a West Indian tree, Annona reticulata: family Annonaceae
2.  the large heart-shaped fruit of this tree, which has a fleshy edible pulp
3.  any of several related trees or fruits, esp the papaw and sweetsop

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